First Snowfall of November Continues this Evening
An Alberta Clipper welcomed the Northland with a fresh coat of snow for the start of November. Snowfall began this morning in North Central Minnesota and then advanced into Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.
Snowfall has continued all afternoon and evening which has piled up to several inches. The highest snowfall totals were in Itasca, Cass, and Crow Wing Counties in North Central Minnesota with 3.5-4 inch amounts. We also have snowfall totals around 2.5 to 3 inches.
East and southeast winds interacted with the lakeside areas of Northeast Minnesota as the winds carried moisture from Lake Superior and then the air was forced up from the elevation difference from the lake to the hillside. This created higher snowfall totals along the North Shore from Duluth to Grand Portage.
Winter weather advisories remain in effect a large area of the Northland until midnight tonight. A winter storm warning remains in effect until 4am. Accumulating snowfall will come to an end by 5 am for the area but we could see some lingering flurries.
Tomorrow will remain mostly quiet with highs rising above freezing into the mid and upper 30s which will melt a lot of the snowfall that has fallen tonight.
-Chief Meteorologist Gino Recchia